Tagged: Environment Levy

Council awards funds to 59 community projects

June 29, 2017Posted in: Community

Kangaloon Hall

Community service providers along with sporting, cultural and health support groups are some of the community groups set to benefit from Wingecarribee Shire Council’s latest round of community grants and donations. Fifty nine local community projects totalling $127,600 were allocated funding as part of the 2017/18 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Of the 59 grants allocated,...

Students shine while speaking for the planet

May 30, 2017Posted in: Events

Wingecarribee Shire Council would like to congratulate all students involved in the inaugural Speaking 4 the Planet competition held in May. The public speaking and drama competition was held on Friday 19 May 2017 at Chevalier College. Run in conjunction with June’s World Environment Day, Speaking 4 the Planet provided an opportunity for students to...

Council celebrates World Environment Week

May 30, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Bush walking in the Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are celebrating World Environment Week this June with a Week of Wonderful Walks and Talks. World Environment Week is in celebration of the UN-recognised World Environment Day held on June 5. This year’s World Environment Day theme is Connecting People to Nature and encourages...

Council to host wildlife nest box workshop

May 10, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Squirrel Glider by Lachlan Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a workshop for residents looking to encourage native wildlife into their garden. Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, explained that tree hollows are essential habitats for wildlife. “A wide variety of species rely on tree hollows for survival,” she said. “Birds, possums and micro-bats are just some of...

Southern Highlands home to over 3,000 koalas

March 6, 2017Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council has welcomed an announcement from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) estimating that over 3000 koalas reside in the Southern Highlands. Council’s Environmental Projects Officer Joe Stammers said the official population estimate is a result of work of the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project which is funded by Council’s Environment...